HC Deb 06 April 1971 vol 815 cc66-7W
38. Mr. Cronin

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the relative proportions of money spent on psychiatric and non-psychiatric patients in the hospital services.

Sir K. Joseph

Precise figures are not available, but it is estimated that about 20 per cent. of hospital running costs are incurred on services for patients who are either mentally ill or mentally handicapped.